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So what is Steampunk?

I had a challenge presented to me during the week. Well, in truth, not just me: it was presented to a rather large group. The publishers of 42 Stories Anthology were after some more steampunk stories for their anthology (if you follow the link, you can have a look yourself […]

Genres I Just Can’t Write

I love a good horror story: not one connected with zombies or chain saws mind, but ghosts, vampires and witches are fair game. I don’t even mind a brush with the Prince of Darkness in fiction. So when an opportunity presented itself to submit a short story to a Halloween […]

Lyrics and Life Moments

You would be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t have songs that meant something to them at particular times in their lives. This is particularly so in times of extreme emotions. In August 2002, I was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia after a blood test. I had been bruising […]

The Power of Positive Affirmations

It’s no secret that positive affirmations work. You’ve probably heard someone recommend them before to help boost your mood, motivate you, or to generally improve your outlook on life. A positive affirmation is a self-truth. It’s a statement that we know or desire to be true, which we affirm and…